3 Wildlife Health Technicians – Pennsylvania

Agency
The University of Pennsylvania
Location
1. Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) Southwest Region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington & Westmoreland Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Westmoreland County. 2. PGC Southcentral Region: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder & York Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Huntingdon County. 3. PGC Southeast Region: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia & Schuylkill Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Berks County.
Job Category
Full time Positions
Salary
$35,568.00 - $57,600.00
Last Date to Apply
11/06/2020
Website
https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/New-Bolton-Center/Wildlife-Health-Technician_JR00025948
Description
Penn Vet's Wildlife Futures Program is hiring full-time wildlife health technicians (prosector /couriers) to conduct surveillance, collect specimens and carcasses, accurately record data, and deliver samples to laboratories in support of Pennsylvania’s wildlife health programs. Responsibilities focus on surveillance for a wide variety of diseases that affect Pennsylvania’s 480 species of wild birds and mammals. PLEASE NOTE THERE ARE THREE POSITIONS, ONE EACH IN THE FOLLOWING THREE WORK LOCATIONS: 1. Pennsylvania Game Commission's (PGC) Southwest Region: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington & Westmoreland Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Westmoreland County. 2. PGC Southcentral Region: Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cumberland, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry, Snyder & York Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Huntingdon County. 3. PGC Southeast Region: Berks, Bucks, Chester, Dauphin, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Montgomery, Northampton, Philadelphia & Schuylkill Counties. This position will regularly report to the region office in Berks County. Job Description Responsibilities will include: •Determine the availability and condition of potential biological samples based on current Wildlife Futures Program and Pennsylvania Game Commission priorities and protocols. •Identify, collect, and preserve priority carcasses or tissues for diagnostic testing. •Accurately document carcass collection locations and other essential data. •Properly dispose of unwanted or unusable parts and carcasses. •Deliver or ship required samples to specified diagnostic laboratories and other locations in a timely and secure manner. •Develop professional and effective communication networks among Pennsylvania Game Commission staff, wildlife rehabilitators, taxidermists, processors, animal control officers, veterinarians, and other stakeholders. •Perform additional duties as assigned.
Qualifications
Associate's Degree with 1-2 years of related experience in research or equivalent combination of education and experience. A valid driver's license is required.
Contact Person
Careers@Penn
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